Henslowe Alleyn Digitisation Project (HADP )

Project start date: 2006-01 Project end date: 2009-11
Edward Alleyn was the Elizabethan actor-manager who founded Dulwich College; with his father-in-law Philip Henslowe he ran several of the most successful acting companies of Shakespeare's time, including the Lord Admiral's Men, and expanded a number of London theatres, among them the Rose. The Henslowe-Alleyn Archive (held at at Dulwich College) consists of over 2000 pages of fragile manuscripts comprising the most important extant archive of material relating to drama and performance in the early modern period. The Henslowe-Alleyn Digitisation Project, co-sponsored by the University of Reading and King's College London's Centre for Computing in the Humanities, will make the single largest manuscript collection on early modern English theatre production and performance available as an electronic archive and website.
Methods usedCategory
2d Scanning and photographyData capture
Accessibility analysisStrategy and project management
Resource sharingCommunication and collaboration
Coding and standardisationData structuring and enhancement
CollatingData analysis
DocumentationStrategy and project management
Image feature measurementData analysis
Image manipulationPractice-led research
Text encoding - descriptiveData structuring and enhancement
Text encoding - presentationalData structuring and enhancement
Server scriptingData publishing and dissemination
Version controlStrategy and project management
Usability analysisStrategy and project management
Web browser scriptingData publishing and dissemination
preservationStrategy and project management
Text Encoding Initiative (TEI)Metadata standards
Funding sources: 
British Academy, Pilgrim Trust
Content types created: 
Still Image/Graphics, Text
Software tools used: 
Javascript, Extensible Markup Language (XML), Apache Tomcat, TEI, Apache Cocoon, Oxygen
Source material used:  
Manuscripts
Digital resource created:  
Website containing contextual materials; online catalogue of several thousand images (and metadata), which can be viewed at ultra high resolution
Data Formats created: 
Extensible Markup Language (XML), JPEG File Interchange Format (JPG), Tagged Image File Format (TIFF), Extensible Markup Language (XML) TEI-compliant, METS
TIFF to JPG surrogates and Zoomify tiles for web delivery; METS to XHTML for navigation of the catalogue of images; XML to XHTML
Metadata standards employed: 
Text Encoding Initiative (TEI), Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS)

Institutions affiliated with this project: 

UK HE institutions involved:
King's College London
University of Reading
UK HE institutions involved:
Dulwich College

Project staff and expertise: 

Principal staff member:Dr Grace Ioppolo
Other staff:Computing officer(s) / Technical supporter(s)
External expertise:


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Author(s) of recordPaul Vetch
TitleHenslowe Alleyn Digitisation Project (HADP )
Record created2009-09-29
Record updated2010-01-25 17:05
URL of recordhttp://www.arts-humanities.net/node/2339
Citation of recordPaul Vetch: Henslowe Alleyn Digitisation Project (HADP ).
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created: 2009-09-29, last updated 2010-01-25 17:05